• BLOG # 96 Nov 8, 2021 at 8:37:44 AM

Una cinta secreta realizada después de Columbine muestra la evolución de la NRA en los tiroteos escolares

• BLOG # 98 Nov 9, 2021 at 9:32:29 AM

A secret tape made after Columbine shows the NRA’s evolution on school shootings

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Soon after the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, senior leaders of the National Rifle Association huddled on a conference call to consider canceling their annual convention, scheduled just days later and a few miles away.

Thirteen people lay dead at a high school in Colorado. More than 20 were injured. Images of students running from the school were looped on TV. The NRA strategists on the call sounded shaken and panicked as they pondered their next step into what would become an era of routine and horrific mass school shootings.

In addition to mapping out their national strategy, NRA leaders can also be heard describing the organization’s more activist members in surprisingly harsh terms, deriding them as “hillbillies” and “fruitcakes” who might go off script after Columbine and embarrass them.


Opinión

The weapons industry has no morals. It is clear to me that selling artifacts whose only purpose is to kill human beings in the fastest way possible cannot be sensitive to the loss of human life. This taped discussion reveals that they know that most of the people buying these deadly weapons are not rational, and they make fun of them calling them insulting descriptive names that mean crazy, or primitive. Even knowing this they persevere in their efforts to continue the arms commerce for civilians.

La industria de las armas no tiene moral. Para mí está claro que vender artefactos cuyo único propósito es matar seres humanos de la manera más rápida posible no puede ser sensible a la pérdida de vidas humanas. Esta discusión grabada revela que saben que la mayoría de las personas que compran estas armas mortales no son racionales, y se burlan de ellas llamándolas con nombres descriptivos insultantes que significan loco o primitivo. Aun sabiendo esto, perseveran en sus esfuerzos por continuar el comercio de armas para civiles.



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https://www.npr.org/2021/11/09/1049054141/a-secret-tape-made-after-columbine-shows-the-nras-evolution-on-school-shootings